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1. actī̆f, -ī̆ve adj.

Additional spellings: active
32 quotations in 4 senses
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Of human actions: done (as opposed to suffered), voluntary; actif cursing, self-excommunication.

2. assẹ̄th n.

43 quotations in 3 senses
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Fulfillment, satisfaction, reparation; maken (don) asseth, give satisfaction: (a) fulfillment of a wish, expectation or requirement; (b) fulfilling of a need; (c) satisfactory answer to a question or…

3. assoilen v.

66 quotations in 5 senses
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Eccl. (a) To absolve (sb.) of sin by divine or sacerdotal authority; grant (sb.) remission of sins or penance; assoilen a pena et a culpa; (b) release (sb. from hell, purgatory, or the bonds of sin)…

4. barren v.

43 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) To secure (a gate, a door) with bars or a bolt; to bar, block, or bolt; barren to; (b) to lock (a room); (c) to lock (sb.) up.

5. chalice n.

54 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A drinking vessel, such as a bowl, beaker, or goblet; wine chalice; (b) chalice cuppe, chalice pece, chalice shape.

6. chapī̆tle n.

31 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A division or section of a book; chapter, paragraph; (b) a short Scriptural or patriotic passage read during a service; a lesson.

7. chapī̆tre n.

64 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A division in a piece of writing; specif., a section of a book in the Bible; (b) a passage from the Scriptures read at a service; (c) a summary or capitulation; (d) a subject treated in a separate…

8. chaunteresse n.(1)

4 quotations in 1 sense
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Eccl. A nun who sings or leads the singing; chorister, precentor.

9. collāciǒun n.

43 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A dialogue, discourse, or narrative; collaciouns, bok of collacioun, the Dialogues (of the pious fathers of Egypt concerning monastic life by Cassianus, c400 A.D.); (b) a speech or sermon.

10. commū̆ne n.

47 quotations in 5 senses
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A commonwealth; a community, town; also, the people of such a body politic; the commune of the land.

11. commū̆nen v.

88 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) To distribute (sth.) in shares, deal out; communen to, give (sth.) to (sb.) as his share; communen with, share (sth.) with (others); (b) to have a share (in sth.), participate; enter into…

12. cǒmplī̆n(e n.

Additional spellings: compline
31 quotations in 3 senses
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Eccl. (a) The last of the seven daily services or 'hours' (following even-song vespers) observed by monastics and priests of the Roman Church; complin; houre of complin; don complin, saien complin,

13. confermen v.

105 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) To endorse, ratify, approve or confirm (a law, treaty, doctrine, etc.) officially or authoritatively; (b) to endorse or approve (an elected or appointed official, the establishment of a religious…

14. confessen v.

38 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To admit (a fault, damaging fact, transgression); -- with obj., refl., or ben confessed (of sth.); (b) to admit (a fact, truth); confessen the soth; (c) to reveal (sth.).

15. confessiǒun n.

48 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Admission (of an offense or of guilt); (b) revealing or disclosing (of experiences, etc.); also, an account of experiences; in confessioun, by way of confession, ?confidentially; (c) testimony.

16. confirmāciǒun n.

38 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Ratification or confirmation (of a grant or agreement); (b) approval or confirmation of the election or appointment (of a bishop or other officer), or of the establishment (of a religious order)…

17. consistōrie n.

36 quotations in 4 senses
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Eccl. (a) The court of a diocese for adjudication under canon law, bishop's court; also, a session of such a court; consistorie session; (b) the senate of cardinals, the consistory.

18. contract n.

19 quotations in 4 senses
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Eccl. A solemn agreement to enter into matrimony, marriage vow or contract; contract of matrimonie (weddinge); also, a breach of this vow [quot.: 1395].

19. contriciǒun n.

38 quotations in 2 senses
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Eccl. 'Sorrow of heart and detestation of sin committed, with the purpose of not sinning in future' [F. L. Cross, Oxf.Dict.Christ.Church (1958)]; remorse, contrition; treue contricioun, verei

20. corǒunen v.(1)

99 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) To crown (sb.) ceremoniously, invest with sovereignty; (b) corounen (sb.) king, corounen to kinge, corounen to the kingdom, to crown (sb.) as king, etc.; (c) crouned king, etc., a king that has…